These Tried-and-Tested Ways Tips Will Help You To Improve Hair Density
Sep. 16, 2020
No one wants thin, flat, limp hair. From haircare techniques to products and supplements, most of us are ready and willing to do pretty much anything and everything that will help us to achieve thicker, stronger, fuller locks. These tried-and-tested tips and product recommendations will help you to improve your hair density and achieve thick, strong hair once and for all.
What is hair density?
Hair density is basically the number of invidual strands of hair that you have per square inch on your head. This makes a big difference to the way that your hair feels and moves and amounts to how you describe your hair. If you consider your hair to be thick then it already has high density, but if you’d describe your hair as fine or thin then it has a low density. The average person has around 2,200 hairs on their head, but the average person also loses on average 50-100 hairs a day. Hair density can also correlate with hair colour and texture. For example, if you have fair or red hair, you’re likely to have thinner or finer hair than someone with dark hair.
How do you determine hair density?
The easiest way to assess your hair density yourself is to tie it back into a ponytail and measure the circumference. Make sure your hair is clean but dry and free from styling products as these may affect the density of your hair. If your ponytail is four inches or more in circumference then it is high-density. If it is less than two inches in circumference then it is low density, and if it is somewhere in between then it is medium density.
If you have short hair that you can’t get into a ponytail, then another way to assess your hair density is to look at your scalp. If you can easily see the skin of your scalp through your hair then it is low density, but if it’s hard to make out your scalp then you have high density hair.
How can you improve hair density?
If your hair is low density, employ these simple natural tips to easily achieve hair that has (or appears to have) a higher density.
Thickening shampoo and conditioner
Designed to create volume, thickness, and texture, shampoos that promise to improve density do so both in the long-term and the short-term. They contain fewer conditioning ingredients so won’t weight hair down, and instead help to add movement and give lift which immediately creates the illusion of thicker hair density. Philip Kingsley’s Body Building Weightless Shampoo is a firm favourite for celebrities and hair stylists.
PHILIP KINGSLEYBody Building Shampoo
Keep hair short-medium length
If your hair is low density and long, the length will weigh it down and cause it to look even thinner and stringier. Keep hair shorter and get your ends cut blunt and straight rather than layered to create the appearance of thicker density.
Heavy creams and rich butters will also weigh your hair down. When it comes to using haircare and styling products, opt for lighter formulas like sprays, mists, or mousses. You can also find styling products that are specifically designed to increase density so will make a massive difference in fine hair. Spritzing a little dry shampoo (like Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo) into your roots and is a quick and easy way to add lift and make hair instantly appear fuller.
Another way to fake the appearance of thicker hair density is the way that you style it. Using a ucrling tong to create even a few subtle waves in your hair gives it extra width, texture, and dimension which makes it appear fuller.
Exfoliate your scalp
To prevent buildup on your scalp (which weighs hair down from the roots) use a clarifying or exfoliating treatment on your scalp once a week. This will help to get rid of stubborn product residue, excess oils, and dry skin. Try Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Charcoal & Coconut Oil Micro Exfoliating Shampoo - you’ll notice instant lift and movement in your roots after use.
As well as heating a healthy, balanced, and oil-rich diet to get all the key nutrients your need to achieve stronger, denser hair, experts also recommend taking supplements to make a big difference. Look for a multivitamin with Omega 3 to stimulate hair follicle function and growth.
Knowing your hair density is really useful as it can impact how your style your hair, how you have it cut, and what products you need to use in it. Now that you're equipped with this hair-boosting knowledge you can easily achieve the thick hair of your dreams!
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